Oromia Agricultural Research Institute(IQQO)

Yabalo Pastoral & Dry land Agricultural Research Center


Objectives of the center

Adapt, generate and disseminate appropriate technologies needed for sustainable development of range land resources of pastoral and agro pastoral areas of Ethiopia.

Research Process Descriptions

Crop research technology generation process

Crop technology projects/activities are undertaken by three research teams. Namely;-  cereal, pulse and oil crops, horticulture and spice research teams.


Natural Resource research technology generation process

 It contains two research team;-

  • Soil fertility management and soil and water conservation
  • Agro- forestry

Livestock research technology generation process

  • Animal feed resources and range land management research
  • Dairy technology research team
  • Meat technology research team
  • Apiculture technology research team


Agricultural Extension &Socio- Economic Research

Currently socio-economic research projects are being undertaken by two research team.

  • Agricultural economics research team
  •   Agricultural extension research team




 Yabello is located 570 km south of Addis Ababa on the tarmac road to Moyalle at an altitude of 1750 masl with annual mean precipitation of 500 mm. In the area, bimodal rainfall peaks are conspicuous. The main rainy season (which occurs between March and May) gets 60% and the remaining 40% goes to the short rainy season (that extends from September to November). Mean annual temperature varied from 19oc-240c. The major resource challenges are water stress, ecological change (bush encroachment) and frequent drought.


Tel;- +251-464460265

Fax;- +251-464460663

P. O. Box ;-85 Yaballo, Ethiopia

E-Mail;-    esheenvst@gmail.com                                     

Zone;-Borena, Yeballo